CrossFit Faith is an affiliate that combines the physical training philosophy of CrossFit with a daily spiritual fitness program.  Our aim is to utilize the underlying benefits of physical fitness to enhance our faith in God and deepen our relationships with others.  With a daily devotion to wisdom, self-discipline, and proper motivation, we believe our faith can be further prepared for the times we need it most.

“Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.  Bodily fitness has a certain value, but spiritual fitness is essential, both for this present life and for the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)

We want this affiliate to not only serve the local community, but also the greater CrossFit community, the sports world, and all who share the same conviction to the statement above.  Please get involved…share your thoughts, experiences, and resources that have helped you develop as an individual.  We look forward to growing together!



Chip Pugh

MS, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, CrossFit Level I


Chip Pugh is in his fourth year as Tennessee Tech’s  director of strength and conditioning. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 16 sports. Pugh has also served as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop University, Marietta College, and his alma mater, Ohio University.  Whether he was a near-300lb offensive lineman in college, or now 200lb sprint triathlete, Pugh has always appreciated the deeper benefits of his physical conditioning regimen.  With God’s help he has used these experiences to encourage his athletes and clients to allow physical training to contribute positively to their own life pursuits.

In addition to his coaching duties, Pugh is a frequent speaker at clinics, workshops, youth classes, marriage enrichment courses, and various church meetings. 

He shares his life with his wife and best friend, Nicole in Cookeville, TN.  They love training together, and playing with their boxers George and Zuzu.



Nicole Pugh

CrossFit Level I









Chad Brinker

NFL Pro Scout (Green Bay, WI)










Thomas Cox

Assistant Football Coach, Tennessee Tech University





Josh Everett

Strength & Conditioning Coach (San Diego, CA)

CrossFit Certs 





Willie Franklin

Evangelist (Denton, TX)







Franco Wakhisi

Endurance Athlete & Soccer Coach (Rock Hill, SC)